Next for WCEU is Porto, Portugal! WordCamp Europe has a new home! For its eighth edition, WCEU will take place in Porto, Portugal on 4-6 June 2020.
WCEU travels to a new European host city each year, and for 2020 WCEU is in for a real treat. A cosmopolitan city with more than 1,000 years of history, Porto is an eclectic mix of ancient and modern. It’s a charming city with a reputation for being warm and friendly, and has been highlighted as a desirable travel destination by media around the world.
The entire event, including Contributor Day, two Main Conference Days and the After Party, will take place in the same state-of-the-art venue.
Venue: Super Bock Arena / Pavilhão Rosa Mota.
Address: Jardins do Palácio de Cristal
Located in the heart of Porto, the Arena is a modern, flexible venue with stunning views that provide a truly unique perspective of the city.
Surrounded by beautiful gardens, filled with exotic trees, shrubs, lakes, towers, paths and fountains, the venue has a picturesque backdrop and the best views of the city across the Douro river and with a panorama of Porto’s stunning landscape and history.
What everyone is saying about Porto
Recommended as a must-see destination, tales of treasured experiences are featured in newspapers, magazines and online sites across the world.
Having been awarded Best European Destination multiple times, Trip Advisor considers Porto as the Top Destination on the Rise in Europe and third in the entire world.
Porto is also home to the largest Portuguese university, with more than 25,000 students who bring a wealth of bright youth and innovation to the city.
Visually, it is beautiful. Its historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site filled with medieval townhouses, gothic palaces and baroque churches adorned with exquisitely handcrafted “Azulejos” tiles. It also boasts some of Europe’s most relevant contemporary architecture.
Making headlines for all the right reasons, Porto will be a fitting location for WCEU 2020, but don’t just take it from us. Here’s what everyone else says about Porto.
- Porto is the Most Instagrammable Destination in 2019, according to Kayak
- The best place in the world for making friends, according to TimeOut
- Porto, a magical moment of rejuvenation, by The Telegraph
- There’s a new hot destination in Portugal and it’s Porto, by Forbes
- Walking around town is like visiting a free museum, writes CultureTrip, nominating Porto the second best city to visit in 2019
- Porto is the hottest European city you haven’t heard of, by Business Insider
- This charming city combines the best of old and new, on New York Times
- The Portland of Portugal, on New York Times
The event takes place from 4-6 June 2020 and there are plenty of ways to get involved. You can make your mark on WCEU 2020… the Call for Organisers is now open!
Keep an eye out for the WCEU Roadmap, detailing when ticket sales open, as well as Call for Speakers, Call for Sponsors, and other key dates for your diary.
Toasting to (and with) Porto for WCEU 2020
Home of the world-famous Port wine, Porto is a place where you can eat well and drink better, so we look forward to sharing a toast at our After Party on 6 June 2020.
Until then, enjoy the After Party in Berlin as we see off WCEU 2019 in style.